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hypoglossal nucleus

 

Definition: the motor nucleus innervating the intrinsic and four of the five extrinsic muscles of the tongue; it is located in the medulla oblongata near the midline, immediately beneath the floor of the inferior recess of the rhomboid fossa.

Synonym(s): nucleus nervi hypoglossiTA, nucleus of hypoglossal nerveTA

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